General Fair Information

Here you will find details about purchasing tickets, admission, pricing, discounts, hours, parking and more. Also visit the Fair Guide and News for links to Fair stories.


Applications are online for 2015 Fair Vendors and Fair Concessions

Vendors, want a commercial booth at the Fair? Here's our application, general conditions and booth map. Simply print. Then fax, mail or deliver completed application.

Concessionaires use this handy Concession Space Application for the Fair. It contains general info and guidelines.

5 Best Days of Summer... Merced County Fair June 10-14, 2015

Mark your calendars for the 124th Merced County Fair. See you there!

Advance Discount Ticket Savings

Save $2 off regular price! Advance general admission ticket $5
(anyone 6 years or older)

Save $15 off regular price! Advance 5-pack of general admission tickets $20
(each ticket good any day of the fair)

Save $5 off regular price! Advance All-Day-Ride Carnival Coupon $25
(exchange for Unlimited Ride Wrist Wrap good any one day of the fair)

Buy Fair Tickets Online
Purchase Tickets Online or These Locations:

Click here to buy tickets online!• Use the Fair's convenient online ticket outlet, Admit One!

• Merced County Fair Box Office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays

• Merced Flea & Farmers Market, 900 G Street, Merced on four Saturdays from May 16 thru June 6.

Rancho San Miguel Markets• Starting June 1st at Rancho San Miguel Market, 1930 Yosemite Parkway, Merced from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Livingston location also!

Admission and Pricing June 10-14 (During the Fair):

• General admission ticket $7 each (anyone 6 years or older)

• Unlimited Carnival Ride Wrist Wrap purchased during the fair $30 (good any one day of the fair)

FREE admission for children 5 and under every day at the Fair!

FREE admission for seniors, 65 years and better, on Mercy Medical Center Seniors Day, Wednesday, June 10 (that's opening day at the Fair).

FREE admission for children 12 years and younger, on EECU Kids' Day, Thursday, June 11.

FREE admission with your entry in any of the "Day Of" cooking contests! No advance entry forms, simply enter that day and get free admission with your entry (view this summary of all the "Day Of" contests and also check the Still Exhibits Handbook for complete rules).

Table Mountain FREE Concert Series presented by Modelo Especial

Each night a headline entertainment act will appear at 8:30 p.m. in the Outdoor Theatre, where all concerts are FREE with the price of admission to the fair. The Outdoor Theatre Concert Series is brought to you by Table Mountain Casino. View details at Concerts & Attractions.

Grandstand Entertainment presented by Table Mountain, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Modelo Especial and Rancho San Miguel Markets

View grandstand info at Concerts & Attractions.

$5 grandstand admission (6+ yrs.) to Auto Races featuring IMCA Modified and Hobby Stock Cars, Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.

$5 grandstand admission (6+ yrs.) to Auto Races featuring Dwarf Cars and more, Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

$5 grandstand admission (6+ yrs.) to Truck & Tractor Pulls, Friday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

$5 grandstand admission (6+ yrs.) to Bull Riding, Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

$5 grandstand admission (6+ yrs.) to Cowboy Hats & Sombreros, Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Fair Hours

Wednesday through Friday, June 10-12, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 13, Fair Opens at 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 14, Fair Opens at 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


• Parking is $5 per vehicle.

• "Preferred Parking" – These parking permits will offer exclusive "in and out" parking privileges in the fairgrounds' livestock parking lot beginning Monday prior to the Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.

Livestock Exhibitor Camping During the Fair: Reservations Taken April 1 Until May 9

Here's our online 2015 Camper Registration Form and rules.This is for junior exhibitors staying on the fairgrounds during fair week. Exhibitors must live outside a 15 mile radius of the fairgrounds to qualify for RV space. View and print the online form and return the completed form to the Fair Office between 4/1/15 to 5/9/15. Phone 209-722-1507 for more information.

Part of G Street Closed to Traffic During the Fair

To keep pedestrians safe when walking to or from the Merced County Fair, the portion of G Street between Childs Avenue and West 11th Street will be closed to through traffic during the fair.

Schedule of Daily Fairtime Events Coming Soon

Check back closer to Fair time to view our schedule of all the shows, entertainers, bands, grounds performers, children's attractions, and events – who is doing what and when including time and location.

Click to see Fair VideoView the Fair's 2015 Video "Trailer"

Click here or the image at right to see our video on Facebook. This year's video is special, check it out! Courtesy of Go Media Group, a multimedia company.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. in Concert at the Fair

John Lee Hooker, Jr.John Lee Hooker, Jr. the son of the late blues icon, will perform Friday, June 12, in the fairground’s Outdoor Theatre. “People will be dancing in the aisles,” he said in an interview. John Lee Hooker, Jr’s. albums include “Blues With A Vengeance,” which won him a Grammy in 2004, “Cold As Ice,” “All Odds Against Me,” "All Hooked Up” and “Live In Istanbul." [more]

Visit Concerts & Attractions

Visit our Concerts & Attractions for FREE Table Mountain Concert Series and Grandstand Entertainment!


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